“With her words she spins herself a cocoon”. What rhetorical device is McLaren using in this statement? Is it effective? Why or why not?Out…

“With her words she spins herself a cocoon”. What rhetorical device is McLaren using in this statement? Is it effective? Why or why not?Out…

“With her words she spins herself a cocoon”. What rhetorical device is McLaren using in this statement? Is it effective? Why or why not?Out…

“With her words she spins herself a cocoon”. What rhetorical device is McLaren using in this statement? Is it effective? Why or why not?Out…

This rhetorical device is a metaphor.  She is saying that the words are a cocoon.  That means she is describing the words by comparing them to a cocoon, but is not actually saying “like” or “as,” which would make the comparison a simile.I think this is a very effective device in this case.  When we use the word cocoon in normal speech, we usually think of something that protects what is inside from the outside world.  The suitcase lady clearly needs to be protected from the outside world.  Her life is really quite difficult.  Therefore, it is very touching to think that she is making herself a cocoon to keep the pain of her life away from her.
“With her words she spins herself a cocoon”. What rhetorical device is McLaren using in this statement? Is it effective? Why or why not?Out…